Watermelon is considered sweet and cold (Yin) in TCM and enters the heart, stomach, and bladder meridian pathways. It’s fantastic for reducing summer heat, promoting urination, and quenching thirst. Cucumber is considered sweet and cold in TCM as well. It enters the lung, spleen, and stomach meridians to reduce Heat, quench thirst, promote urination, and detox the body. Lastly, mint is aromatic, cooling, and enters the lung and liver meridians. It can relieve Heat and fever, benefit liver Qi, and lift our mood.
This recipe is created with Elix Healing tinctures.
Cooling Watermelon Cucumber Slush
1.5 cups of chopped watermelon
1 cup of chopped cucumber
5 pieces of fresh mint + 2 pieces for garnish
1 tbsp lime juice
Squeezes of your tailored Elix formula (or Immunity Duo/Ginger Aide)
In a blender, add watermelon, cucumber, 5 pieces of fresh mint, and lime juice. Blend!
Taste and adjust flavor.
Serve! Garnish with mint, fresh flowers, and drizzle with your Elix formula.
*Ice is optional and TCM principles do not recommend making our drinks too icy. For this recipe, we used refrigerated watermelon and cucumber, and it came out great — not too cold, but cooling enough for the summer.